WATCH: Museum of the Moon captivates Kensington

The spectacular Museum of the Moon has arrived at Kensington and Chelsea Festival. 

The installation was first showcased outdoors at Kensington Town Square and it has now moved to the sublime grade I listed St John the Baptist Church on Holland Road.

The artwork will remain at the church until 30 August and can be visited between 4pm and 9pm Monday to Saturday, and between 4pm and 6:30pm on Sundays. It is free, but booking is required.

Created by Luke Jerram, the impressive spherical sculpture is seven metres in diameter and features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

The moon is presented with a soundscape by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.

The touring artwork has illuminated all parts of the globe including Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Iceland and Canada.

As it travels, it gathers new musical compositions, stories, personal responses, and highlights the latest in lunar science.

Jerram is the artist behind other ethereal artworks such as Gaia, a wondrous replica of the earth. 

Multidisciplinary artist Jerram has created touching art during the pandemic, including a touring memorial made from hospital bed sheets that pays tribute to NHS health and care workers.

He also created a sculpture of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to mark the ten millionth vaccination in the UK.

For more information, visit Kensington and Chelsea Festival’s website

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